Fort Saskatchewan RCMP has charged a local man for alleged possession of drugs and guns.

According to police, they were patrolling Westpark on Monday (Mar. 6) when they stopped a vehicle for a traffic-related offence.

During the stop, RCMP says they began a drug trafficking investigation where they found a replica firearm, 31 grams of suspected meth, and 15 grams of what is believed to be fentanyl.

Justin Leschuk, a 38-year-old resident of Fort Saskatchewan, has been charged with the following:

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
  • Driving while suspended.

Leschuk has been released from custody and will appear in a provincial court later this month.